Elizabeth Haynes

Anderson, Mo – Elizabeth Haynes, 55, a phlebotomist, passed away Tuesday September 14, 2021. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday September 25, 2021 at Mountain Movers Church in Grove, Ok at 10:30 am. Arrangements are under the direction of Ozark Memorial Park Crematory of Joplin, Mo.


Lloyd Wade McGuirk, Sr.

Lloyd Wade McGuirk, Sr., 55, of Columbus, Kansas, passed away Monday, September 13, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin.

Lloyd was born August 27, 1966 in Joplin, Missouri, to Jerry and Phyllis (Miller) McGuirk.  In 1986, Lloyd married Brenda Gay Spigelmyer and together they had three children, Lloyd Jr., Jeremy, and Bryan.

Lloyd retired from the roofing industry and enjoyed spending his free time with his family.  He loved fishing, collecting knives and swords, and he was a huge movie buff.  Lloyd will be most remembered for his sense of humor and his ability to make the tough days a little easier for everyone.  He will be greatly missed.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Bryan McGuirk; and four brothers, Johnny, Charles, Robert, and Jerry McGuirk.

He is lovingly survived by his wife, Brenda; two sons, Lloyd McGuirk, Jr. and Jeremy McGuirk; five granddaughters, Stormie, Rylee, Chevi, Nova, and Kenzlee; two siblings, Cindy McGuirk and Jimmy McGuirk; as well as a host of extended family and many friends.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.  Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.


Gloria Jean Greenfeather

Gloria Jean Greenfeather of Bernice, OK passed from this life Monday, September 13, 2021 at Integris Miami Hospital in Miami, OK. She was 69.

Gloria was born October 21, 1951 in Claremore, OK to Edward and Ruth (Summerfield) Bishop. She had lived in the Ottawa and Delaware County area all her life. She was a 1969 graduate of Miami High School.

Gloria was a member of the Cherokee Nation and retired from Claremore Indian Health Services.

She was preceded in death by her parents and 1 brother, Rufus Silversmith.

Gloria is survived by 2 sons, Woodrow Greenfeather of Grove, OK and Nathan Line and his fiance Jamie Blair of Miami, OK, 2 brothers, Kenny Silversmith of Carrollton, TX and Robert Silversmith of Commerce, OK, 2 sisters, Marge King of Kenwood, OK and Anna Morrison of Tulsa, OK, 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 17, 2021 at the Summer House at Quapaw Tribal Grounds south of Quapaw, OK. Rev. Geoff Buffalo will officiate. Steve Holloway, Cap Ulrey, Delmar McFarland, Danny Vecaire, Jeremy Olsen and Shawn Ellick will serve as pallbearers. Gloria will lie in state at the Summer House beginning at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, September 15, 2021. Services have been placed in the care of Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, OK. Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com.


Rickey Dean O’Dell

Rickey Dean O’Dell, 72 of Carthage, passed away at 1:57 p.m. Tuesday September 14, 2021 at his home.

Rickey was born May 22, 1949 in Fort Scott, KS. He was the son of Raymond Dean O’Dell and Ruby (Larsen) O’Dell. Rickey was employed by Browns Refrigeration Express, Tri-State Motor Transit.

When he retired he worked for Mercy of Carthage. Rickey was a member of the First Baptist Church of Carthage. His family meant everything, he was a handyman, strong in his faith. He loved Bass fishing, was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and loved the “Oldies” and Elvis.

Rickey married Amy Russell on August 19, 1993 in Carthage at the First Baptist Church. She survives.

Rickey is survived by his children, Rickey D. O’Dell II (Tereasa) of Redfield, KS., Sherry Willson (Gary) of Coweta, OK, Brian O’Dell (Trisha) of Galena, KS., Matthew O’Dell (Kristine) of Fort Scott, KS., Nathanal O’Dell (Amber) of Neosho, MO., Louis Russell (Amanda) of Atlanta, GA., Sean O’Dell (Laila Douglas) One brother, Dion O’Dell (Holly) of Joplin, MO, two sisters, Debbie Graham (David) Pensacola, FL, Marquita Lamer (Raymond) of Kansas City, MO. Thirteen Grandchildren, Donavan, Johnathan, Caroline, Rebecca, Kayla, Megan, Lydia, Orrin, Rhett, Clara, Cypert Joe, Leona, Elliot James, Twelve Great Grandchildren, McCayla, Adriana, Taton, Conor, Landon, Brenly, Lillian, Scarlet, George, Gabby, Ryan, Ellizabeth.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 17, 2021 at the First Baptist Church in Carthage. Online condolences may be sent at www.ulmerfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ulmer Funeral Home.


Alice Mitchell

Alice Mitchell, currently of Carthage, passed away Saturday, September 11, at age 96.
Alice was born to Mary & Harold Carson on June 23, 1925. She grew up in tiny Hamilton, KS with her 5 siblings and plenty of aunts and uncles and cousins. She and her Maynard started dating as juniors in high school and celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary this past June.
Maynard lives on, as do all 5 of their children: Dale of Holiday Island, AR; Myron (Patricia) of Advance, NC; Anita Flanigan (Tom) of Carthage; Lyle (Carla) of Columbia Falls, MT; and Gary (Carol) of Kansas City. She is also survived by siblings Lila Fry, Mary Ann Freeman, and George Carson, all currently living in Olathe, KS; and sister-in-law Darla Carson, of Ellinwood, KS.

Her 8 grandchildren loved her dearly and kept in touch, even over many miles: Tyler Mitchell and Parker Mitchell in Arkansas; Megan Mitchell Labrecque in Rhode Island; Sarah Mitchell Grace and Molly Mitchell Nelson in Montana; Elizabeth Flanigan Cook and Will Flanigan in Joplin; and Kathleen Flanigan Rhoads, currently in Zurich, Switzerland. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren: Owen, Aida, Carston, Karver, Barrett, Lincoln, Finley, Eppley and Adler.

Two of her siblings died before her: Mona Short and Dennis Carson. She was also predeceased by in-laws Ed Fry, Bob Freeman, Warham “Apple” Short, and Mary Lou Carson, and a daughter-in-law, Jeannie Mitchell.

Alice was many things, most of all a faithful wife and loving mother. She and Maynard married within 3 weeks after his discharge from the Army after WWII. He went right to college on the GI Bill and two little boys joined them, the second one born just as Maynard graduated and headed into his teaching career. They lived in 3 communities in Kansas – Valley Center (near Wichita), Goodland, and Baxter Springs – and made many lasting friendships in those towns.

Alice was a musician. She started playing piano at an early age and taught private piano lessons in her home for many years. She took up pipe organ at PSU at the age of 55, and became something of a legend in the Pitt State music department. She was a member of American Guild of Organists in Joplin. She had a lovely soprano voice, and shared it through solos and ensemble singing throughout her life. She was captured on video this last July 4th, heartily singing patriotic songs.

Alice was a great cook, a baker, and a candy maker. Even though she was the picky eater of the family (never touching fruits or salads), she always strived to feed the family properly—even if she had to hold her nose to do it. She tried new recipes and adopted new cooking methods. She always baked “from scratch”, sometimes baking 4-5 pies at a time. During their teaching years, Alice hosted Christmas receptions for faculty, featuring many of her candy specialties. Family favorites included lemon meringue pie, peanut butter balls, caramels, and nougat.

Alice was a seamstress, making nearly all her clothes throughout her life. She followed Vogue magazine and patterns. She blessed newborn grandbabies with quilts, and cousins with matching outfits. She even sewed sport coats and prom dresses for her family. She always had a sewing room (or corner) in her home, and her costume box included tutus and Halloween fun that grandchildren loved to explore.

Alice loved to have fun. She dearly loved her family, immediate and extended. She attended every Carson family reunion, a tradition she helped cement about 30 years ago. She made sure her kids were familiar with concerts and libraries, as well as swimming, Little League, scouts, and dancing (ballroom for the sons—ballet and tap for her daughter).

She was a smalltown girl who headed for Washington, DC with her cousin to work for the U.S. Government to support the war effort. She was active in community life wherever she lived, serving on library boards and volunteering for local museums. She helped disabled children, riding a weekly bus which transported kids for residential learning; and also helping a young man severely disabled with cerebral palsy in his home.

She got to travel with Maynard to many national conventions during his career as a public school superintendent. After retirement, they enjoyed lots of travel — to visit family and friends — and just for fun on several cruises across the years.

She went many places in her life, but she was born, married, and will be buried in her beloved hometown, Hamilton. Graveside services are scheduled for October 8. Memorials may be directed to Pittsburg State University Music Department, through Ulmer Funeral Home, Carthage.


Darrel Cochran

Chetopa, KS- Darrel D. Cochran, an automotive part inspector, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Oswego Health and Rehab. Arrangements are made by Midland Cremation Society.


Marilyn Kay Parker

Marilyn Kay Parker, 65, a resident of Afton, Oklahoma passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Integris Miami Hospital.
Services for Kay are pending and have been placed in the care of Brown-Winters Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Afton.
Friends and family may send the family notes of encouragement by viewing Mrs. Parker’s Tribute Page at www.brown-winters.com.


Linda Kay Boyd

Linda Kay Boyd, 75, of Miami passed away at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.
Visitation is 4-6 PM on Friday, September 17, 2021 at Brown-Winters Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Miami.
Graveside services are 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at NEO Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Commerce with Minister Brian Brubaker officiating.
Friends and family may send the family notes of encouragement by viewing Mrs. Boyd’s Tribute Page at www.brown-winters.com.


Dr. Bharthi P. Sudarsanam

Dr. Bharthi P. Sudarsanam, 88, of Parsons, died at 11:13 A.M., Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at the Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.

Further obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by the Carson-Wall Funeral Home later.


Barbara (Kunshek) Multhaup

Barbara (Kunshek) Multhaup, 80, of League City, Texas, formerly of Girard and Wichita, died at 2:18 p.m., Sunday, September 12, 2021 in the Winchester Lodge Healthcare Center in Alvin.

Barbara was born January 6, 1941 in Girard, the daughter of Tony Kunshek Jr. and Julia (Stolte) Kunshek. She grew up and attended schools in Girard and she attended Kansas State Teachers College, now PSU, in Pittsburg.

Barbara married Ray D. Multhaup on September 23, 1961 in Girard. He survives in Girard.

After her marriage, Barbara served her internship as a medical tech at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita for 2 years and she was a homemaker before she and Ray moved to League City, Texas in 1996.

Barbara attended the Grace Church in Houston and she enjoyed her family, Bible studies, sewing, and ceramics.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, Ray, of Girard, are her daughters, Linda Bean (Mike) of Girard and Karen Ibay (Gerry) of Edmond, Oklahoma; her grandchildren, Kepler Multhaup, Micah Bean, Jackson Bean, Bella Bean, Austin Ibay, and Blake Ibay.

Barbara was preceded in death by her son, Steven Multhaup, in January of 2021.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard with Pastor Mike Buckamneer officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery near Pittsburg.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday at the funeral home where friends may call after 2:00 p.m., Monday.

Memorials are suggested to Crossroads Baptist Church and these may be left at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, 518 W St. John, Box 258, Girard, 66743.